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Great Expectations

Pat Ford, an Obama supporter from Michigan, makes the now-

The historic election of Barack Obama has raised the collective morale of the country. More people feel optimistic about the future than before the election. Click here for the Editor's Notes


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NCIL Chief Lancaster to Retire: National Advocacy is Key Diane Coleman

By Eleanor Canter

John Lancaster, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living – and my boss -- recently announced his retirement.

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Andy Imparato: Making a Difference from the Inside

By Mike Ervin

Andy Imparato was a 24- year-old student at Harvard Law School in 1990. “I was kind of an overprivileged, somewhat overconfident, left-wing law student,” he said. “I thought I had unlimited potential.”

Full Andy Imparato story


For Visually Impaired, New Product Makes Any Computer Accessible

By By Deborah Kendrick

Access to movies would have been enough to sell me on this product, but that is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg with the amazing System Access Mobile Network from Serotek Corp. Full computer story


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It’s Plain to See that “Blindness” is a Demeaning Film Portrayal

By Kathi Wolfe

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A Poll Worker’s Inside View of a Polling Place in Florida

By Opal Shelton

Full poll worker's story


Hot Tips for Surviving a Cold Winter

By Brenda Brown-Grooms

Natural gas, heating oil, propane, electricity, coal, and wood and pellet stoves are all means by which people will keep warm this winter. Each method will cost more than it did last year, substantially contributing to a cost of living that is problematic in this economic downturn.

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Winter Energy- Saving Tips

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Commentary

New Digital TV Era About to Dawn Beginning February 17th, 2009, over-the-air -analog broadcast television will end in the United States

By Mike Reynolds


Full story on DTV.



For Aging Baby Boomers, Retirement Road Looks Bumpy

By Patricio Figueroa, Jr.

The first of the vast U.S. baby boom generation (those born from 1946 to 1964) starting retiring in January 2008, setting off a demographic tidal wave with wide-ranging economic, political and social implications.. Full story


Social Security Cost of Living Increase Scheduled for 2009

The hike is the biggest since 1982

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